Behavioural Insights Team Solutions
We can provide direct support in any area related to human behaviour. Human behavioural science is often applied to business in the following three areas:
Behavioural Safety – Over the years the evolution of safety management has brought about significant reductions in accident rates. Initial efforts focussed on engineering controls, making automated process and equipment safer for operators. This was followed by the introduction of more in depth risk assessments and task based safety ensuring a safe system of works is established. Despite these efforts accidents are still occurring. A focus on behavioural safety management complements existing safety measures and focusses on this residual accident causal factors. BITS can help you to find the right fit for your business. You may be ready for your own behavioural safety program or you may just want some educational sessions, we can tailor a solution to fit around you. If you have a behavioural safety program up and running, we can help maintain momentum or refresh your program. We can also provide a health check or cultural survey at any point in your safety development.
Behavioural Quality – Increasingly organisations who have seen the benefits of applying behavioural science to Health and Safety management are recognising that this discipline can be equally successful in improving quality. Be it quality of service provision, maintenance or production, a focus on human behaviour can reduce mistakes and improve the quality of your output. Safety, Productivity and Quality are complementary areas of business, improvements in one area benefits the others.
A focus on behaviour and behavioural causes of errors and violations can enable you to identify the true cause of quality issues and prevent them occurring again.
Behavioural Leadership – The leaders in your business set the tone and culture for the entire organisation. By establishing a leadership team who focus on human behaviour you can positively impact the performance of everyone in your organisation. So often leaders can underestimate the impact of their behaviour or fail to spot when they are slipping into classic human behavioural traps that can have a damaging effect on the team. By enhancing understanding of human behaviour, you can dramatically improve the performance of your leadership team. BITS can provide workshops, training and practical support to help optimise your leaders and your entire team.
Contact us now for an informal chat around how behavioural science can improve your business performance.
Behavioural Safety Training – Behavioural Quality – Leadership – Personality Profiling – Safety Support – Meeting Kits – Behavioural Safety Program Design – Role Play Exercises – Conflict Management – Behavioural Science – Behavioural Education – Communication Skills – Contractor Management – Safety Coaching – BITS-team
Who are BITS?
We are a friendly and approachable consultancy. We apply science to real life situations. We avoid complicated jargon and complex models that are tough to follow. By helping your team to better understand human behaviour and personality types, we can maximise the performance of your team. Safety, Quality and Productivity are complementary, an improvement in any of these areas will deliver improvements in the others. So why not have a behavioural program that supports all three? BITS can provide support to build a behavioural program from scratch. If you already have a program up and running, we can support your program with training, advice or a survey to measure success. If you are not ready to take the plunge and establish a program we can help you with behavioural tools, stand alone training or provide one of our BITS kits to add a behavioural theme to one of your team meetings or training sessions.
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Here’s a tale from life that can teach us all a little about the power of a positive attitude. At the age of 84, my grandmother, having found herself living alone after the loss of my grandfather, decided to have a foreign holiday. Helping her with her passport application, my uncle (her son) suggested that Read more about A Friday thought on attitude.[…]
Mother knows best. This week’s article is a short and simple lesson from my mother. My mother is sadly no longer with us, she never held a leadership role in business, but I believe she was a natural leader. Here is an example of her style that hopefully illustrates a behavioural point in the leadership Read more about A Friday thought for Mother’s Day.[…]
I accept what you are saying, but I still want to discipline people for doing things wrong. One of the most common areas for resistance in behavioural science is the concept of positive recognition for desired behaviours. When presented with the scientific evidence that you get more with the carrot than you do with the Read more about A Friday thought on punishment[…]
Happy New Year from Behavioural Insights Team Solutions!! 2018 was an exciting year for BITS ltd. We have helped people in industries from power generation to food manufacture and worked with organisations from gearbox manufacturers to children’s charities. We have helped almost 100 companies in the construction industry to work safer and trained over 1,000 Read more about Happy New Year from BITS[…]
So, exactly how do you motivate your big earners? It’s really as obvious as it sounds! A few weeks ago we published an article on the law of diminishing marginal returns, a classic A-level economics subject. So whilst in A-level syllabus mode, we had a notion to do an article on the income and substitution Read more about A Friday Thought on the Income and Substitution Effect.[…]
So at what point does an additional cook spoil the broth? Through a number of engagements over the last week, the notion of diminishing returns has entered my work a couple of times. On both occasions the idea was met with surprise by a number of colleagues. So, I thought, if there are a handful Read more about A Friday thought on the law of diminishing returns.[…]
The trick is to take a small positive step. This week I attended a training course on mindfulness. Working in the behavioural science sector, I have often read about and studied our current understanding of mental health. This has often tended to be from a scientific standpoint, reading research and findings and considering statistical analysis. Read more about There’s only one way to eat an elephant burger, mindfully![…]
I have had a great couple of days chairing the O&M and Lifecycle Management Strategies for CCGT Power Plants Conference in Birmingham. Given the decarbonisation of electricity generation, we all know that the days of gas fired power plants are numbered. No-one is certain what that number is, but they do not feature in any long Read more about An energetic future![…]
Always right? Try the alternate view. Do you ever feel like you are fighting an uphill battle? You know the way forward but no one seems to be prepared to see things from your point of view? We have all been there from time to time. But what if this is a constant frustration? What Read more about A Friday Thought on Empathy[…]
Opinions rarely advance humanity, facts and action are what drive us forward. In another week with a high profile drink driving case, the internet and printed media is awash with opinions about Ant McPartlin. Many have criticised his choices, many have suggested he has got off lightly (even though he has been charged) because of Read more about A Friday thought on opinions.[…]